In Summary
  • The penultimate leg of the series sees the return of Kenya Cup sides Nondescripts and Kisii RFC.

Kenya Cup Championship side Mombasa RFC have pulled out from this weekend’s Christie 7s.

Mombasa, who had been invited for the fifth leg of the National Sevens Circuit, were placed in Pool A of the Christie 7s alongside Sepetuka 7s champions Kabras Sugar, hosts Kenya Harlequin and Strathmore Leos.

Their place will now be taken up by Mount Kenya University (MKU) Thika. The students won the Kabeberi 7s Division II title to compete in the top division at Prinsloo and Sepetuka. They had been placed in Pool F of Christie 7s alongside Egerton, Makueni and Pioneer.

At Sepetuka 7s, MKU Thika reached the Challenge Trophy quarters, losing 31-10 to Blak Blad, a result that saw them relegated to Division II.

According to Quins chairman Mike Lucas, the Coastal side did not give specific reasons for turning down the invite.

“We completed the draw on Monday but got a letter from Mombasa about their withdrawal this morning which is quite unfortunate. We however expect tough competition as has been witnessed in the past legs,” Lucas said Tuesday.

The penultimate leg of the series sees the return of Kenya Cup sides Nondescripts and Kisii RFC.

Nondies were relegated at the inaugural Sepetuka 7s after losing their Challenge Trophy quarter-final match. They will compete in Pool C that has Series champions and current leaders Menengai Cream Homeboyz, Western Bulls and Mwamba.

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